Changes Announced in Area Presidencies
    Footnotes

    “Changes Announced in Area Presidencies,” Ensign, May 1985, 98–99

    Changes Announced in Area Presidencies

    Following the 155th Annual General Conference, the First Presidency announced a number of changes in the Church’s thirteen Area Presidencies.

    The changes will take effect 1 July 1985. They were occasioned in part by rotation in assignments for members of the First Quorum of the Seventy and by the addition of six new members to that quorum.

    In addition, three more of the presidencies—those for Asia, Mexico/Central America, and South America North—have been assigned to live in the areas over which they preside. When the Area Presidencies were first called in 1984, it was announced that members of three of them—for Europe, the Pacific, and South America South—would live within their areas. They are based in Frankfurt, Germany; Sydney, Australia; and Buenos Aires, Argentina, respectively.

    Headquarters cities for the Asia, Mexico/Central America, and South America North presidencies were not immediately announced.

    Below, Area Presidents are followed by their first and second counselors.

    North America Northeast

    • Northeast/Canada East

    • Midwest/Canada Central

    • North Central

    Current Presidency: Elder Rex C. Reeve; Elder Wm. Grant Bangerter; Elder Derek A. Cuthbert

    New Presidency: Elder Rex C. Reeve; Elder Derek A. Cuthbert; Elder Robert L. Simpson

    North America Northwest

    • Northern Plains

    • Northwest/Canada B.C.

    • Idaho

    Current Presidency: Elder Loren C. Dunn; Elder F. Enzio Busche; Elder George P. Lee

    New Presidency: Elder Jack H. Goaslind; Elder George P. Lee; Elder Robert B. Harbertson

    North America Southeast

    • South Central

    • Caribbean

    • Southeast

    Current Presidency: Elder Vaughn J. Featherstone; Elder Ronald E. Poelman; Elder Keith W. Wilcox

    New Presidency: Elder Vaughn J. Featherstone; Elder Ronald E. Poelman; Elder Robert E. Wells

    North America Southwest

    • Southern Plains

    • Arizona/Nevada

    Current Presidency: Elder Robert D. Hales; Elder Rex D. Pinegar; Elder Hartman Rector, Jr.

    New Presidency: Elder Charles A. Didier; Elder Rex D. Pinegar; Elder Hartman Rector, Jr.

    North America West

    • Southern California

    • Northern California

    Current Presidency: Elder Robert L. Backman; Elder Paul H. Dunn; Elder John K. Carmack

    New Presidency: Elder Robert L. Backman; Elder John K. Carmack; Elder F. Enzio Busche

    Utah South

    • Granger/Murray

    • Provo

    • Southern Utah

    Current Presidency: Elder Hugh W. Pinnock; Elder John H. Groberg; Elder Adney Y. Komatsu

    New Presidency: Elder Hugh W. Pinnock; Elder Adney Y. Komatsu; Elder Paul H. Dunn

    Utah North

    • Northern Utah

    • Ogden

    • Salt Lake City

    Current Presidency: Elder James M. Paramore; Elder Yoshihiko Kikuchi; Elder F. Arthur Kay

    New Presidency: Elder James M. Paramore; Elder Yoshihiko Kikuchi; Elder John H. Groberg

    Europe

    • British Isles/Africa

    • Europe

    • France/Switzerland

    • Belgium/Netherlands

    • Italy/Spain/Portugal

    Current Presidency: Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin; Elder Russell C. Taylor; Elder John Sonnenberg

    New Presidency: Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin; Elder Russell C. Taylor; Elder Hans B. Ringger

    Pacific

    • Australia/New Zealand

    • Pacific Islands

    • Hawaii

    Current Presidency: Elder Robert L. Simpson; Elder Devere Harris; Elder Philip T. Sonntag

    New Presidency: Elder John Sonnenberg; Elder Devere Harris; Elder Philip T. Sonntag

    Asia

    • Japan/Korea

    • Hong Kong/Taiwan

    • Southeast Asia Philippines

    Current Presidency: Elder William R. Bradford; Elder Jack H. Goaslind; Elder Robert B. Harbertson

    New Presidency: Elder William R. Bradford; Elder Jacob de Jager; Elder Keith W. Wilcox

    Mexico/Central America

    • Mexico/Guatemala/Honduras

    • Costa Rica

    • Panama/El Salvador

    • Nicaragua

    Current Presidency: Elder Gene R. Cook; Elder Ted E. Brewerton; Elder Angel Abrea

    New Presidency: Elder Gene R. Cook; Elder Ted E. Brewerton; Elder F. Arthur Kay

    South America North

    • Brazil

    • Venezuela/Colombia

    • Ecuador/Peru/Bolivia

    Current Presidency: Elder Charles Didier; Elder Robert E. Wells; Elder F. Burton Howard

    New Presidency: Elder F. Burton Howard; Elder Loren C. Dunn; Elder Helio R. Camargo

    South America South

    • Argentina/Uruguay

    • Paraguay/Chile

    Current Presidency: Elder A. Theodore Tuttle; Elder Jacob de Jager; Elder Spencer H. Osborn

    New Presidency: Elder A. Theodore Tuttle; Elder Spencer H. Osborn; Elder Waldo P. Call